148 Cary Davis, Senior Government Relations Director & General Counsel, American Association of Port Authorities, AAPA

In episode 148 you will be listening to my conversation with Cary Davis, Senior Government Relations Director & General Counsel, American Association of Port Authorities and how he works with the U.S. Congress to make sure that everyone understands the importance of seaports and infrastructure when it comes to the global supply chains.

There is an election coming up, new congressmen will arrive, the Covid-19 has an impact on how to work with the mission to highlight the importance of the...


146 Mark Bell, General Manager, The Society for Gas as Marine Fuel

In episode 146 we meet Mark Bell, General Manager, The Society for Gas as Marine Fuel, and we speak about the fuels roadmap to 2030/2050 and what needs to be done now in order for us to achieve the goals set.

We cover a lot in this episode, bunker infrastructure, safety, alternative fuels, sulphur, carbon, regulations, engines – but also how to make the shipping industry more visible to the general public.

Mark is an engineer and he has been working for classification societies after he sailed...


145 Harald Solberg, CEO Norwegian Shipowner’s Association

In episode 145 you will listen to Harald Solberg, CEO of the Norwegian Shipowner’s Association. He speaks about how the shipping industry needs to be bold and set up challenging targets and thereby be part of the solution for a climate-neutral future.

Harald is with me on the demand for us to speak about the maritime industry outside our own ranks, we need to become more visible in mainstream media.

The International Chamber of Shipping has suggested a fund for technical developments toward a...


144 Jillian Carson Jackson, President Nautical Institute

In episode 144, I speak with Jillian Carson Jackson, the brand new President of the Nautical Institute. She speaks about her career and what she wants to focus on during her time in office, it’s Diversity and inclusion, branch engagement and managing the impact of technology.

We agree that there is a reset of almost everything after the Covid-19 pandemic and that the maritime industry should take advantage of that. There are so many important issues that might have got a push now and it’s up to...


140 Lesley M. Warrick, Executive Director, Seafarers’ House at Port Everglades

Episode 140 is released on Thursday, June 25th since that is the International Day of the Seafarer, the day when we celebrate the seafarers who serve us during the pandemic by keeping trade lanes open.

Listen to Lesley M. Warrick, Executive Director at the Seafarer’s House at Port Everglades and how they serve the seafarers visiting them, and what support they have been able to give during the covid-19 pandemic.

Seafarer’s House at Port Everglades is multi-faith cooperation among Christians,...


139 Giovanni Colotto, Managing Director, De Poli Tankers BV

In episode 139 you meet Giovanni Colotto, Managing Director, De Poli Tankers BV, a 32-year-old Italian who lives in the Netherlands nowadays. Giovanni wrote me an email asking to become a guest since he wanted to contribute with his knowledge and is ambitious to be part of the change the maritime industry needs.

We discussed a lot about change, NextGen, diversity, visibility, sustainability and leadership, the things I find most interesting to discuss. What are your views on these topics? Do...


136 Katy Ware, Director of Maritime and Safety standards, Maritime Coastguard Agency, Permanent Representative of the UK to the IMO

In episode #136 you meet Katy Ware, Director of Maritime and Safety standards at the Maritime Coastguard Agency and a Permanent Representative of the UK to the IMO, a power woman who is working very hard to support the maritime industry in the pandemic crises. Katy is concerned about the seafarers around the world, the cruise industry and how the shipping industry will rise again after the pandemic but she is also optimistic in saying that the window of opportunity is open and now is the time...


135 Sarah E. Brennan, Deputy Chief, Safety and Security Operations, United States Coast Guard

Please accept my apologies for this late release of the 135th episode of the Shipping Podcast. There are so many things to take care of during this pandemic and I was caught a little bit off guard with how to proceed with the interviews.

Last week I was fortunate to get hold of Sarah Brennan, Lieutenant Commander of the US Coast Guard, who was kind enough to jump on a Zoom call with me and talk about what it’s like to be a maritime investigator and how many cool jobs she has had within the Coast...


Mayte Medina, Chief of Office of Merchant Mariner Credential, Commercial Regulations and Standards Directorate, Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy, the U.S. Coast Guard

Meet Mayte Medina, Chair of the IMO HTW Sub-committee, (Human Element, Training and Watchkeeping) representing the US Coast Guard at IMO.

Mayte was born and raised in Panama and dreamt of becoming a Panama Canal Pilot as a little girl. She ended up working for the Panama Administration for 7 years after she graduated from Kings Point and sailed for a couple of years. Mayte has been working in the development and implementation of domestic and international maritime safety, security and...


Elda Kazara Belja Lecturer and Admissions Officer at the International Maritime Law Institute, IMLI

In episode 125 you meet Elda Kazara Belja, Lecturer and Admissions Officer at the IMO International Maritime Law Institute, IMLI

IMLI’s overall mission is to help build the legal capacity among IMO member states, particularly developing states, to fulfil their obligations under the IMO treaties.

This interview was made June 25th, at the IMO in London and the next day IMLI was celebrating its 30th anniversary which Elda talks about in the episode.

It’s impressive that more than 1000 students from...